Thursday, October 6, 2011

WOW - Woman of the Word Bible Study

This past Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. the WOW Woman met at my home for our weekly Bible Study. 

This was a special Tuesday evening because we had finished up the book we had been studying , Born for Battle by R. Arthur Mathews, the Tuesday before and we decided to take a one-week break for a Party/Social time and to make a decision on what to study and do next. 

So we celebrated with Banana Splits with lots of choices for toppings and some danish bites.  I just love to get to use my special blue banana split dishes~~~

Carmel, Kathy & Sandra

Connie & Britney

Sorry I didn't get pictures of the other 10 of us:  Thelma, Betty, Jeanne, Wantha or myself.  I'm not a good photographer because I get to involved in the "occasion" and forget to take pictures!!! At one point I picked up the camera again, but they were all in the midst of eating and I said, "I won't do that to you!"  then promptly forgot to even think of pictures by the time the eating had stopped.

When it came time to discuss what to do next we had so very many good ideas: 
1.  A dvd & workbook series - Feasts of the Lord by Mark Biltz
2.  A cd series by Benny Hinn - Feasts of Israel
3.  The book - Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets - We dismissed this one because Jeanne, Thelma, Betty & I had studied this book previously.
4.  A 1983 cd series The Authority of the Believer by Kenneth Copeland
5.  A Bible Study topic of our choice - vs by vs.
6.  Different members of the group taking a week by rotation and bringing a topic and subject of their choice.
7.  The book - Crazy Love by Francis Chan

MUCH discussion and we were having difficulty making a decision so we voted by secret paper vote.  We were to write down our choice and if we desired we could choose a 1st & 2nd choice.

The final results were:
1.  Crazy Love    7
2.  Feasts of the Lord & workbook  4
3.  Authority of the Believer, Bible book by verse, & Topic of rotation all got    2

Then Britney suggested we do the Crazy Love book but have some breaks inbetween when someone else takes the week for a special topic and we all thought that was a great idea.

We are taking next Tuesday off, because it is election day and 3 of us work the polling places from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.!!!  We will begin our newest study on Tuesday, October 11th.

This group started out with 12 of us and one girl dropped out after the first week due to the long traveling distance from her home to mine.  Over the course of our meeting we have added 3 more woman.  We will begin this newest study and group with 13 if us.  We usually average 10 to 12.

I'm excited about this very challenging area of study and where The Lord will lead us.  I know when a commitment is made to REALLY begin to look at the issue of "lukewarmness" our enemy will be doing anything and everything he can to hinder or stop what God is wanting to do.  He (our enemy) wants us to be lukewarm but we know God says "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot:  I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."  Revelation 3:15-16   Lord may each and everyone of us 13 be RED HOT for YOU.

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Sharon said...

I hope that your group will enjoy that book and let us know how things progress.
I wish I lived closer to you so that I could join the group it sounds wonderful.
Oh a banana Split,yum
Have a nice day.

Mari said...

I know how blessed you all are by this study group. My daughter Heather bought the Crazy Love book and she and Bob have both finished it and said it was excellent. Now it's my turn to read it!

Kathy said...

I'm envious is a good way....Oh, how I wish I could be there!!!! : ) I can just "taste" the fellowship!

retha said...

How good to read such with others. It can help one to remember what our faith is based on and to keep what a writer say in perspective. Having the two together encouragement to become more holy can not stay out.

How good to have fellowship and food together.

Nezzy said...

Well, how else would ya celebrate finishing up the book. Study groups are fabulous!!!

Sounds like some yummy fun fellowship.

God bless ya and have a wonderful weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Mountain Mama said...

Your blue dishes are gorgeous Susan. I'm sure anything seved in them would taste delicious!
I miss having Bible studies. We are hoping Bob will feel well enough to go to Church tomorrow but he has jaundice pretty bad and is fighting weakness adn nausea. Two of his sons came today, both are wonderful Christian men so I enjoyed fellowship with them while we made a blackberry-apple pie.